HR WITH SNAKE EYES
My attention was especially attracted by the "finger game."
I have received considerable enjoyment the last few months from a baseball game I invented employing two dice.
There are two players. Each player tosses the dice until he is retired by three outs. There are nine innings.
Dice total= 2 home run
3 double play
4 foul out
5 ground out
7 fly out
9 ground out
10 base on balls
12 safe on error
For an attempted steal of second, 2 through 8 is successful, with the runner being thrown out on 9 through 12. For a steal of third, 2 through 7 is successful and, for a steal of home, 2 through 6 is successful. Double plays count as one out with the bases empty.
The average score is within a fraction of the average major league score, which you will discover if you play several games. It is based upon the actual percentage of two thrown dice.
I thought Robert Gwathmey's paintings of baseball in Milwaukee were beautiful.
Great Neck, N.Y.